Region: Scotland

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: Cowgate Tourist Hostel, 96-112 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1JN

Contact: 0808 168 9610



We recognise that the 21st century backpacker wants that little bit extra from their cheap accommodation and we are always endeavouring to fulfil your high expectations and strive hard to offer the best budget accommodation in Edinburgh.

The Cowgate Tourist Hostel in Edinburgh is one of city’s few 3 star hostels.

Our hostel in Edinburgh is delighted to offer to all its customers the perfect blend of security, comfort and affordability. Not to mention all the great services that you would expect from a top hostel such as, free guest internet access, wireless broadband, free tea and coffee and a free luggage storage area!

We offer a huge range of rooms from twin bed rooms to 4 bedroom dorms, 6 bedroom dorms and 8 bed dorms. We even have several private double rooms for you love birds out there!

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Do you have the LOtC Quality Badge or any accreditation such as Tourist Board, or AALA.
3 Star Hostel, won most improved hostel in 2015 – Hostelworld

What group sizes do you cater for?
168 beds, any group sizes.

Please give information regarding room sizes and room facilities?
Our hostel is set up into apartments, there are normally 3-4 dorms per apartment and each will have a fully equipped kitchen and 1-2 bathrooms. We can offer a private double room, private twin room, 4, 6 & 8 bed dorms.

What is the cost of the accommodation?
Bookings are priced per person but group discounts can be arranged depending on requirements. Dorm rooms are normally between £8-£12 a night and private rooms around £24 per person.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
Fire Drills are done every 3 months.

Does your Accommodation have a booking contact?
Customer Service –

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
Yes. First Aid is available.

Please list facilities available.
Our 170 bed hostel contains 12 individually lockable apartments all fully fitted with there own toilet, shower rooms and kitchen/lounge including an oven, microwave, fridge freezer, toaster, plates, dishes, cutlery and cooking pots. An apartment sleeps between 14 and 22 people in a combination of 4, 6 and 8 bed dorm’s and twin or double rooms. We offer a Breakfast/Lunch Bag Service from £4.50 .

If you are leaving early and you'd like want to have breakfast to go or if you are going to stay out all day and you don't have enough time to prepare your lunch, at the Cowgate Hostel Edinburgh, we offer a Breakfast/Lunch Bag Service starting from only £4.50!

We offer a Laundry Service for just £7.00 per bag .
If you hand the bag of washing to reception for just £7.00 per bag, we will launder your clothes and we will return the bag the next day.

New coffee machine.

We have a fantastic new coffee machine, with a large variety of bean to cup drinks from cappuccino to latte and so on.

Revolving food display fridge.

We have a fantastic revolving food display fridge where it's possible to buy sandwiches, paninis, salad bowls, sushi etc.

What are your disabled facilities?
We don’t have many disabled facilities however there are ground floor flats which would give guests easy access to their room.

What are your opening days and hours?
Mon – Sun: 8am – 11pm

Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December

Accommodation Type: Hostels

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